(PR) The Trenton Devils won their second in a row over the Cincinnati Cyclones with a road victory Thursday night, 5-3.
Matt Radoslovich put the Devils on the board 9:09 into the contest. The New Jersey native deflected a Justin Coutu shot between the legs of Ryan Nie for his 11th goal of the season.
The Cyclones tied the game on the power play, as Matt Syroczynski knocked in a loose puck at 13:16.
Another Coutu shot led to a Devils goal 62 seconds later, as the defenseman threw the puck towards the net where it deflected off the stick of Brad Snetsinger, who became the fourth T-Devil to notch 20 goals this season with the tally. The Devils took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
The Devils carried their momentum into the second period, and struck quickly with a pair of goals. Eric Castonguay notched a point in his eighth straight game with a laser from the top of the far circle 43 seconds in the period.
Just 42 seconds later, Jeff Prough scored another spectacular goal for his 30th of the season. Prough handled the puck at the bottom of the far circle, spun around and squeezed a shot in between the legs of Nie, who left the game after allowing the goal in favor of Loic Lacasse.
In the third period, the Cyclones started to take control, and pulled to within a goal with 3:31 left in regulation. The comeback was thwarted when Jim Henkel backhanded the puck from his own blue line into the empty net with 43.2 seconds remaining to seal the game for the Devils.
Henkel, Radoslovich, and Snetsinger each had a goal and an assist for the Devils, who moved into second place in the ECHL’s North Division as they jumped over idle Elmira and Johnstown.